Elwood P. Dowd has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six foot tall, invisible rabbit, named Harvey.

This hilarious comedy immortalised in the 1950 classic film starring James Stewart, was first produced on Broadway in 1944. This new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P.Dowd (Notting Hill, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Donkey’s Years, Cabaret) and Maureen Lipman as Veta (films including Joyce! Up the Junction, Gumshoe, Educating Rita, The Pianist and theatre including Oklahoma!, Peggy For You, Lost in Yonkers, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Little Night Music).

There’s a bit of Harvey in all of us!

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“Beautifully delivered by one of the doyennes of the British stage Maureen Lipman … James Dreyfus shows superb comic timing in the role of Elwood”
Express & Star

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“Leaves you with a sense of happiness”
Birmingham Mail

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“The performances throughout are strong and confident”
Birmingham Mail

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“A lovely evening”
What’s On

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“Charming, witty and touching – and highly recommended”
The Public Reviews

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“Well worth your time”
Stage Talk Magazine

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“A real asset to the Rep’s eclectic programme”
Behind The Arras

“Pure theatrical magic”
Lichfield Live


Gloucestershire Echo

“A delightful, charming and very funny evening, expertly played by a company with faultless comic timing”
Bum On A Seat

“Heartwarming and humorous… This particular Harvey’s charms will linger long after the curtains have fallen”
We Love Bearwood

“A joy from beginning to end, with a cast at the top of their game and a story that makes you smile just thinking about it”
Fashion Mommy Blog

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The HOUSE at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.

    Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
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